Tuesday, March 13, 2012

How do you buy for the man (or woman) who has everything?

I can not buy presents for my husband. I search for weeks (ok, days) for the perfect present. Then I give up and spend a stressful few hours running through every local shopping centre to find something. I then I take the purchases home, unpack them on the table and hit myself in the head a few times while wondering what I was thinking.

I know it can't just be me. My husband is notoriously difficult to buy for. If there is a new electronic device released, he'll walk into the house that evening playing with it. If he takes up a hobby, he'll have bought everything associated with it within 2 hours of taking it up (never to look at it again). If he needs jeans, he'll buy 3 pairs on the way home. He stopped wearing aftershave (much to my disappointment) and doesn't like cufflinks anymore. WHY!!!!

On his birthdays or Christmas I can see him looking at his pile of presents with a distinct lack of excitement. As he unwraps them, he smiles and says the right things and then pulls them in a 'special place', the place that is never to be looked at again and collects dust. So, now I tend to look at presents that I wouldn't mind inheriting when they land on that pile. Is that wrong?

Today I am wrapping a pile of disappointing presents. I really hope something hits the mark and is a winner. Do you have any problems finding your partner gifts.

I am so easy to buy for, any real piece of jewellery will always get a genuine smile.

How is your partner to buy for?

6 comments:

  1. LOL, this could have been written about my husband.

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    1. Aren't they hard to buy for!! Thanks for commenting.

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  2. My husband is easy, a voucher from BCF. I spent years trying to find the perfect gift and now have given up. Your hubby is lucky you are still trying, it must be love. LOL. Steph

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    1. Hi Steph, Yes he is lucky isn't he :) Rachel x

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  3. My husband has asked for a list of un achieveable things. A boat, a son, some hard to find rum and a 10kg fishing rod. I think he may end up with a fishing rod :)

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  4. Hubby and I always get each other concert tickets. We'd rather have fun memories than more junk around the house :)

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